Hakata Kinryu Ramen 博多金龍ラーメン

Last night, I had dinner with the girls (Tash, Natalie, Isa) at Hakata Kinryu Ramen, a ramen restaurant across the street from my house. In local foreigners lingo, we often refer to this place as the “Green Dragon” becauce of the cute mascot on the sign and on the menus, but curiously, the Japanese name … Continue reading Hakata Kinryu Ramen 博多金龍ラーメン

Maple Bacon Latte @ Pirate Cat Radio Café

Last night on No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain visited San Francisco.  One of the places he checked out was the Pirate Cat Radio Café in the Mission District, (in)famous for their Maple Bacon Latte ($5).  Joe, Michelle, and I went after work to check it out for ourselves. The lowdown: Milk, maple syrup, and concentrated bacon … Continue reading Maple Bacon Latte @ Pirate Cat Radio Café

Izakaya Oni

Izakaya Oni 141 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003, US A mediocre Japanese gastropub (izakaya) in the East Village. Located behind Ramen Setagaya in the space formerly occupied by Pasta/Sushi Wafu and Oriental Spoon before that. Kris and I went last night (4 June 2008) after the Forum on Participation and Politics Online at NYU … Continue reading Izakaya Oni

Momofuku Noodle Bar

Tonight I had dinner with my old friend Michelle at Momofuku Noodle Bar, a Japanese/Korean/American noodle bar in the East Village.  Diners sit on bar stools around an open kitchen a hip and intimate space.  What the place lacks in real authentic Asian street-cred and ethnic-neighborhood bargains, it more than makes up for with tasty … Continue reading Momofuku Noodle Bar